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Shavelson, Melville 1917-2007

Works: 171 works in 465 publications in 6 languages and 11,740 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biography  Musical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  War films  Western films  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Author, Producer, Scenarist, Performer, fmd, Adapter, Author of dialog, Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Composer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Melville Shavelson
Most widely held works by Melville Shavelson
Don't shoot, it's only me : Bob Hope's comedy history of the United States by Bob Hope( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Hope's story of being there with the jokes at every vital point during the last half century of America's history
Yours, mine & ours by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Coast Guard commander Frank Beardsley bumps into his old high school flame Helen North, sparks fly again, and the two quickly marry. Complications arrive when it comes time to merge their two families. Frank has 8 kids and Helen has 10 kids. With Frank looking to keep tight military control over the brood, and Helen preferring her loving, hippy-like ways of encouragement, the two struggle to maintain a family and home where the kids don't like each other and refuse to cooperate with any request for unity
Houseboat by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

48 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Cary Grant as a government attorney, living in a houseboat, widowed and left with three unruly kids. He hires Sophia Loren and ends up falling in love with her
On Moonlight Bay( Visual )

14 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about a family that moves to a small town in Indiana, where their tomboy daughter@ begins a romance with the neighbor across the street
Cast a giant shadow by Mirisch Corporation( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part fact, part fiction, Cast a Giant Shadow powerfully dramatizes Israel's heroic 1947-48 struggle for independence. Both realistic war story and passionate romance, the film centers on the legendary David "Mickey" Marcus. Jewish-American general Marcus is called to the new state of Israel to build an army capable of withstanding its Arab foes
The seven little Foys( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy based on the life of vaudevillian Eddie Foy. When Eddie's wife dies, leaving him with seven children, he puts the kids into the act and takes the show on the road
The five pennies by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-biographical story of jazz coronet player Loring "Red" Nichols and his band, The five pennies. Begins as Nichols arrives in New York City in 1924 and joins Wil Paradise's dance band. There he befriends fellow bandmember Tony Valani, gets fixed up with singer and future wife Bobbie Meredith, and meets jazz great Louis Armstrong. After marrying Bobbie, Nichols' desire to play Dixieland music and unwillingness to conform to Paradise's popular style get him fired. Nichols joins a disastrous series of radio orchestras until former bandmembers Valani, Dorsey, Tough, Schutt, and Miller see the appeal of New Orleans-style jazz and form a new band with Nichols, The five pennies. While the band enjoys success--including a stint playing music for college dances--Bobbie and Nichols have a baby daugher Dorothy. Although Dorothy spends her early years on the road touring with the band, concerns about her schooling lead to her basic abandonment at a boarding school. When she contracts polio, Nichols is so devastated that he quits music, takes a job in a shipyard, and devotes his life to Dorothy's recovery. As a teenager, Dorothy discovers her father's old records and realizes his sacrifice. She and Bobbie talk Nichols into attempting a musical comeback, which appears to be a failure until the old band and other friends, including Armstrong, join in a rousing finale
A new kind of love( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam buys (and steals) fashionable dress designs for a New York department store. When the store sends her to Paris for fashion week, she meets a newspaper columnist who takes no interest in her until she pretends to be the worldly call girl, "Mimi."
I'll see you in my dreams by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of lyricist Gus Kahn and his wife Grace Le Boy from the day he walks into a Chicago music publishing house to his public triumphs, private failures, career decline and comeback
It started in Naples by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in Italy to settle his late brother's estate and care for a nephew whom he has never seen, Michael Hamilton soon begins to enjoy the Italian sights, including the boy's beautiful and spirited aunt
The princess and the pirate( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvester the Great is a 17th-century entertainer with an act so atrocious, he's exiled from England. Aboard a ship bound for America, he finds himself falling for the beautiful Princess Margaret, a woman uninterested in love - not to mention his lousy one-liners. But when an evil band of pirates attack the ship and capture the princess, her only hope is the cowardly Sylvester. Now he has to stop cracking jokes and muster the courage to rescue his royal love
The great lover by Alexander Hall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freddie Hunter, a reporter ... is chaperoning a troop of scouts aboard an exotic ocean liner. However, Freddie would rather pay more attention to Duchess Alexandria than his scouts. But Freddie has more to be concerned with than his scouts and the Duchess -- a homicidal gambler looking to frame him for his murderous deeds."--Container
How to make a Jewish movie by Melville Shavelson( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble along the way by Warner Bros( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying to bring back to football respectability
April in Paris by David Butler( Visual )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State Department wants Ethel Barrymore to represent the American theater at an arts exposition in Paris, but a beleaguered bureaucrat mismails Miss Barrymore's invitation to Miss Ethel "Dynamite" Jackson. She's a very blonde, very brassy chorus girl, who proves to be dynamite on the New York-to-Paris ocean crossing
On the double by Melville Shavelson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timid American soldier bears a striking resemblance to a famous British Colonel. The Military Intelligence decides to use the poor chap as a pawn and recruit the naive soldier to impersonate the legendary Colonel, who's highly targeted by the Nazi assassins
Room for one more( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne and "Poppy" Rose are the average American family, with three quirky kids. Anne has a good heart and gives lost cats and dogs a home - and one day also the orphan Jane, a problem child who already tried to kill herself once. At first Poppy is worried and wants to get rid of her, but with love and patience they finally manage to integrate her into the family. Just then Anne invites another orphan, the aggressive handicapped Jimmy-John, to their summer vacation"--IMDb
The great Houdinis : a vaudeville by Melville Shavelson( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood or bust: Malcolm Smith is a movie buff who yearns to go out to Hollywood to meet Anita Ekberg. Steve Wiley is a gambler with some bad debts. They both have winning tickets in a car raffle (Steve's is fake), so they share the car and head off to Hollywood along with Malcolm's Great Dane and a girl named Terry that they meet along the way
Double dynamite by Irving Cummings( Visual )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in English and French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bank teller Johnny Dalton saves a big-time bookie from a beating and receives a munificent reward ... which just happens to match a mysterious shortage at the bank. Will Johnny's pal, eccentric waiter Emile, get him out of trouble?
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Alternative Names
Melville Shavelson Amerikaans filmregisseur

Melville Shavelson amerykański producent, scenarzysta i reżyser telewizyjny, oraz filmowy

Melville Shavelson regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Melville Shavelson US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Shavelson, Mel 1917-

Shavelson, Mel 1917-2007

Shavelson, Melville

Мелвилл Шэвелсон

מלוויל שבלסון

ملویل شاولسون فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

샤벨슨, 멜빌 1917-2007




Cast a giant shadowThe five penniesA new kind of loveThe princess and the pirateApril in Paris